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We have had several reports at the State Library of lights turning on and off after closing time, the lids to the copiers open and close with no one around, and there is a tale of people seeing “The White Woman” in the library. We have offered a “spooky tour” to State employees around Halloween, and the building was built over what used to be the “8th Ward”, the red-light district of early Harrisburg.

Submitted by Ellen S.

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Geographic Information

Address:
607 South Drive
Harrisburg, PA
United States

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GPS:
40.26466050000001, -76.8815439
County:
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Nearest Towns:
Harrisburg, PA (0.6 mi.)
Wormleysburg, PA (1.7 mi.)
Lemoyne, PA (1.8 mi.)
Penbrook, PA (1.9 mi.)
West Fairview, PA (1.9 mi.)
New Cumberland, PA (2.2 mi.)
Paxtang, PA (2.6 mi.)
Camp Hill, PA (2.7 mi.)
Lower Allen, PA (2.8 mi.)
Steelton, PA (2.9 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/bureau_of_state_library/8811

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  1. Wow. I spent so many hours tucked into the corners of this breathtaking library as a kid. No ghost ever bothered me. It had to be one of my favorite places on Earth.

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